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Love and Language (Signed First Edition)

Stavans, Ilan

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ISBN 10: 0300118058 / ISBN 13: 9780300118056
Published by Yale University Press, 2007
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New Haven, CT: Yale: [2008]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free enviorment. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and never opened except for author to sign. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # hvd107-0

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Title: Love and Language (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Our understanding of love today is not the same as the one espoused by Plato in the fourth century BCE. Nor is it the same as the courtly love of the Renaissance, or love as defined by Stendhal or Proust or Freud. In this utterly original book, cultural critic Ilan Stavans engages in an exhilarating dialogue with Verónica Albin about love and its various   manifestations. Roaming through millennia, across geographical boundaries, and from culture to culture, Stavans surprises us again and again with new perspectives on love how we conceive of it, how it differs from place to place, what roles it plays in people’s lives, how it appears in art and literature.

 

An engaging and provocative thinker, Stavans draws on a rich multiheritage background to probe his topic and to call attention to the differences between languages. As Albin observes, Stavans is at once an incisive thinker and a powerful storyteller.” The scope of his erudition is dazzling he readily quotes from history, literature, and Scripture, but ponders with equal care the content of telenovas and Walt Disney cartoons. He uses dialogue as a path to the truth about love, and readers who accompany Stavans on this path will encounter a wealth of unanticipated insights into this most ethereal of emotions.

 

About the Author:

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College. He is editor in chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States and author of The Hispanic Condition and Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language, among many other publications. He lives in Amherst, MA. Verónica Albin is senior lecturer of Spanish and translation, Rice University, and a regular contributor to Translation Journal. She lives in Bellaire, TX.

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